Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters manual
- Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters
ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE ROBOT MONSTERS
THE GAME :
Escape is a two player simultaneous rescue mission in which you
as Jakeor Duke must rescue Professor Sarah Bellum and free the
enslaved hostagesbefore they are turned into Robo-Zombies ! Find
and break in to the food andbomb lockers to get special weapons
to help you destroy the evil Reptilons.
GETTING STARTED :
The object of the game is to progress through the factories of
Planet Xrescuing the hostages and destroying the reptilons that
guard them .To activate the escalators, find the power switch and
switch it on. This willallow you to reach the port-o-matic and
exit the level .Around the complex of factories you will find
lockers that contain food, extraenergy, more bombs or sometimes
special weapons that will increase your chanceof survival.
When destroyed, some of the Reptilons will leave behind green
crystals thatenhance your `Ray power'. The more crystals you
collect the more devastatingyour weapon will become.
To rescue the hostages simply run into them and they will be
beamed aboardyour rescue ship which is orbiting Planet X. Some of
the hostages have been imprisoned in glass cases. To unlock the
glass cases you must find the computerconsole that controls them
and destroy it with your ray gun.Every three levels you will
encounter an evil Reptilon which can only bedestroyed by continous
shooting and bombing. Watch out, each Reptilon has itsown form of
On 16-bit versions only, you will have to traverse a Canal Zone
after everyfourth factory level. In this stage Jake and Duke hop
into their Cyber Sledsand have thirty seconds to find their way
through the maze to the next factory.Should you make it to the
end of the end of the canal in time you can choosethe next sector
to play by selecting one of three doors. You are also awarded an
extra bar of life. Should you fail you will not get an extra bar
and thecomputer will select your next sector .
At the end of each factory you will be shown a bonus screen
where you are rewarded for each freed hostage on that level. If
you have rescued a fullshuttle load of hostages you are awarded an
extra bar of energy.
HINTS and TIPS :
Save bombs for use on the Evil Reptilon.
Learn the layout of the factories for faster progress.
Use your fire power wisely. Remember each shot lowers your ray power
slightly so more powerful weapons can be lost.
Try to rescue all the hostages for a larger life bonus at the end of
each level. Don't hang around in the Canal Zone, the time limit is
very tight! Remember two players means twice the firepower!
LOADING INSTRUCTIONS :
Atari ST - Reset the machine and insert the New Order Menu Disk 14.
Player 1 - Joystick in port 2 or keyboard
Player 2 - Joystick in port 1
Push LEFT - Moves player left
Push RIGHT - Moves player right
Pull DOWN - Moves player down
Push UP - Moves player up
ADDITIONAL KEYS -
LEFT SHIFT - Player 1 bombs
RIGHT SHIFT - Player 2 bombs
KEYBOARD - Apart from RIGHT SHIFT (bomb), I cannot find any key commands
for Player 2. Use Player 2 on joystick and Player 1 with keys.
1 PLAYER MODE
LEFT SHIFT -bomb
F1 -MUSIC ON/OFF
F2 -TOGGLES 50/60 HERTZ
H -PAUSE ON/OFF
Q&U -QUIT GAME